Lily Kempson McAlerney and the 1916 Easter Rising

The story of Lily (Kempson) McAlerney and her role in the 1916 Easter Rising.


Audio of Lily (Kempson) McAlerney

Very few recordings of Lily exist. Her family knows of four recorded interviews: one from a University of Washington class in 1983, a home recording in 1992, and two family audio tapes from 1994. This page has clips from some of those interviews, and it will be updated with additional audio.

If you know of additional recordings, please use this link to contact Lily’s family.